A quick maxi dress before the summer is over

maxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Hi everyone!

Believe it or not, I finally managed to sew a maxi dress! I never had one and always wanted to make one (just buying one is way too easy and boring!). I already had bought fabric for at least 3-4 different ones, everything already planned out in my head. But – oops – summer is almost over. Bummer.

It was a super busy summer and for some reason I worked on so many things, but forgot my maxi dress plans.

Well, I finally got around to making one but not even using the fabrics I bought. I used a pretty blue-ish chiffon I got for my birthday from Mr Thisblogisnotforyou’s sweet grandma, who also had bought matching thread and sewing machine needles (thank youuuu!). Isn’t that sweet?

By the way – this is dress number 14 of my 27 Dresses Challenge! I’m 50% done!

I made this dress without a pattern. How I did that? I’ll explain this in an extra post as this time, I took millions of pictures during the process and maybe not everyone is interested in this, I figured. If you’re not – you can just skip the next post 🙂

maxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.com

I used elastic shirring at the waist, which actually was a really clever idea, I have to admit – with the shirring I can alter the length of the dress by raising or lowering the shirred waistband. This is really helpful – now I can wear high heels or flats with the dress without it being too long or too short.maxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.comFlats!maxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.comHeels!maxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.commaxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.commaxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.comMy favourite black vintage leather belt. I love this look the most.maxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.commaxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.comBrown belt with my new thrifted shoes 🙂 ( I forgot to adjust the length of the dress in this pics, ooops! Well, this way I can show off these shoeeees!)maxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.com

Knotted at the hip 🙂

maxi dress by thisblogisnotforyou.comThe “I’m so fabulous” pic. No, seriously, I hate taking pictures with selftimer. I always feel so stupid and then make funny faces. As soon as Mr Thisblogisnotforyou is back, that’s his job again (the picture taking, I’ll still be the one making funny faces).

Anyway, if you like to know how to make this dress – stay tuned! Another “sort-of” tutorial is on its way. And you’ll hear the story of the dubious underdress 😉

Let’s stay in touch!


10 thoughts on “A quick maxi dress before the summer is over

  1. Love the dress! And – since I’m from the U.S. – love reading your blog with the UK adjectives, adverbs, etc.

  2. I love your dress. I don’t have a maxi but this one looks so comfortable and the print on the fabric is lovely. I think I want one. Great job. I also really like your brown shoes.

  3. I agree- loving the brown shoes!! Your dress is amazing! Isn’t it crazy how everything you see is a potential sewing project? I don’t think one person can do in a lifetime all the things I want to do. Your dress is better late than never, I still don’t know how you get so much done:) also, I sort of want to dig through your books!

    1. Haha, yes! If I could sew everything I want to and the minute I see it, I would need at least 10 wardrobes.

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